Iowa Civil Engineers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Civil Engineers in Iowa

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Fast Facts for Civil Engineers in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Ames, Iowa City and Davenport
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Des Moines, Davenport and Ames

Salaries for Civil Engineers in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Ames

Schools for Civil Engineers in Iowa are listed below.

Selected Civil Engineering Schools in Iowa

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School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Dordt College Sioux Center Masters 1,301
Iowa State University Ames Doctorate & First Professional 26,160
Southwestern Community College Creston Creston Associate 1,463
University of Iowa Iowa City Doctorate & First Professional 29,117

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Civil Engineers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Civil Engineers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Civil Engineers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Ames 240 $83600 2.81
Iowa City 130 $71290 0.74
Cedar Rapids 230 $71280 0.8
Des Moines 660 $77880 0.96
West Des Moines 660 $77880 0.96
Dubuque 50 $80970 0.45
Waterloo 30 $62310 0.17
Cedar Falls 30 $62310 0.17
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